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The Booandik Tribe of South Australian Aborigines: A Sketch of Their Habits, Customs, Legends ...

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The Booandik Tribe of South Australian Aborigines: A Sketch of Their Habits, Customs, Legends ...

Published 1880

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Publisher Spiller
Year 1880
Pages 174
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Digitizing sponsor Google
Book from the collections of Harvard University
Collection americana


Reviewer: AncientAxim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2016
Subject: Heavy stuff people
copied from the file in text form:
"...usual custom of widows. "Winanayon" (I will not
go), was her reply. The other women then rose and left the
poor sorrowing creature and her child io their doom. Mary
Ann's husband was the first to stamp on the ground with his
foot, prancing like a horse. Soon others joined him in his
sayage rage. Madly they shook their flint-headed spears and
flung them at her. One of them went through her heart. The
blacks then rushed on and finished the horrible scene by killing
the child." the scene not longer after this wretches husband had drowned the day before.

this isn't propaganda but real life and these explorers wrote what they saw. Remember in the islands such as New Guinea and those type places there were cannibals some say as late up until the early 40s maybe even later. Keep in mind when they use the word savage, they meant it literally and not as a derogatory casual insult. "Savage", in French "sauvage" is of Latin roots meaning wild, untamed, as in it's natural, native form.
Reviewer: desx49 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2016
Subject: review by booandik drual (man)
as a booandik descendant for its time is actually martu (good)
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